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Maren Hachmann
Hi Manual folks (and those who want to join us),

we have reached a major milestone today:
TRANSLATIONS ARE DONE :D
59 of 59 chapters translated! :)

The only thing that is left to do for this step is to remove that task
from the Community ToDo list on the Inkscape website ;-)
(this one: https://inkscape.org/contribute/to-do-list/).
I'm going to do that tomorrow.

I'm so happy that we're now through with this, and now have a
preliminary version available for people to look at. I also would like
to thank Sylvain Chiron and Hinerangi Courtenay, who worked on the
translations of the first section, for their help with this huge task.

What else happened this week?
=============================

- brynn's news item about the manual effort has been polished a bit
further, reviewed by its author, and was published. You can read it all
here now:
https://inkscape.org/en/news/2017/06/06/new-inkscape-beginners-manual/
(it has also been translated to four other languages by our website
translators' team).

- JP, a new team member joined us as a test user on gitlab. JP wants to
help by giving us feedback on how the book chapters work for new
Inkscape users.

- Jabier played a bit with setting up cover images on flossmanuals.

- Brynn started proofreading, and has looked over the first three
chapters in the second section already :)

What's next?
============

The next tasks concern images and proofreading, and can be done in parallel.

Images:
-------

  - pictures that we will keep will need English file names. These are
(currently) all pictures that do not contain any (French) text.
  - pictures that need to be replaced or edited need to be re-made.
    This concerns all pictures with French text in them. For some, we
may get away with just cutting off the French text, and putting its
translation next to the image in the book. Others need to be shot again.

If you can help with any of the image related tasks, please find more
info at https://gitlab.com/inkscape/inkscape-docs/manuals/issues/16 and
comment there, so we can organize who does what.

Proofreading:
-------------

  - as you all know, the translator of most of the chapters (me) is not
a native English speaker. Also, while I have fixed and updated a lot
while translating already, there remain parts in the text that could be
rephrased and polished a bit. We need your help with proofreading now.

If you are a native English speaker, please comment at one of the
section-related issues at gitlab:
https://gitlab.com/inkscape/inkscape-docs/manuals/issues

Current status for taking a peek
================================

The latest alpha version of our work is available for reading at
http://write.flossmanuals.net/start-with-inkscape/_draft/_v/2.6/introduction/

If you want to join the team, it's not too late - just send a message to
the list here, or comment at gitlab, and we can get you set up. Due to
the nature of the book, all chapters are very short, so work can be
shared easily.

Kind Regards,
 Maren

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Brynn
Well done, Maren!

Thank you so much for your hard work bringing us to this point!

I really do want to help with this project, but it seems to be flying by before
I can find the time.  But I'll still try to help where I can.

Thanks again, Maren  :-D

-----Original Message-----
From: Maren Hachmann
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2017 7:37 PM
To: Inkscape-Docs ; Inkscape User Community
Subject: [Inkscape-docs] [Manual] Update

Hi Manual folks (and those who want to join us),

we have reached a major milestone today:
TRANSLATIONS ARE DONE :D
59 of 59 chapters translated! :)

The only thing that is left to do for this step is to remove that task
from the Community ToDo list on the Inkscape website ;-)
(this one: https://inkscape.org/contribute/to-do-list/).
I'm going to do that tomorrow.

I'm so happy that we're now through with this, and now have a
preliminary version available for people to look at. I also would like
to thank Sylvain Chiron and Hinerangi Courtenay, who worked on the
translations of the first section, for their help with this huge task.

What else happened this week?
=============================

- brynn's news item about the manual effort has been polished a bit
further, reviewed by its author, and was published. You can read it all
here now:
https://inkscape.org/en/news/2017/06/06/new-inkscape-beginners-manual/
(it has also been translated to four other languages by our website
translators' team).

- JP, a new team member joined us as a test user on gitlab. JP wants to
help by giving us feedback on how the book chapters work for new
Inkscape users.

- Jabier played a bit with setting up cover images on flossmanuals.

- Brynn started proofreading, and has looked over the first three
chapters in the second section already :)

What's next?
============

The next tasks concern images and proofreading, and can be done in parallel.

Images:
-------

  - pictures that we will keep will need English file names. These are
(currently) all pictures that do not contain any (French) text.
  - pictures that need to be replaced or edited need to be re-made.
    This concerns all pictures with French text in them. For some, we
may get away with just cutting off the French text, and putting its
translation next to the image in the book. Others need to be shot again.

If you can help with any of the image related tasks, please find more
info at https://gitlab.com/inkscape/inkscape-docs/manuals/issues/16 and
comment there, so we can organize who does what.

Proofreading:
-------------

  - as you all know, the translator of most of the chapters (me) is not
a native English speaker. Also, while I have fixed and updated a lot
while translating already, there remain parts in the text that could be
rephrased and polished a bit. We need your help with proofreading now.

If you are a native English speaker, please comment at one of the
section-related issues at gitlab:
https://gitlab.com/inkscape/inkscape-docs/manuals/issues

Current status for taking a peek
================================

The latest alpha version of our work is available for reading at
http://write.flossmanuals.net/start-with-inkscape/_draft/_v/2.6/introduction/

If you want to join the team, it's not too late - just send a message to
the list here, or comment at gitlab, and we can get you set up. Due to
the nature of the book, all chapters are very short, so work can be
shared easily.

Kind Regards,
Maren

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